why did that go -- -- go on for weeks? >> because that's exactly what we were told by the intelligence community. the intelligence community told us that, as they learned more facts about exactly what happened, they changed their assessment. that's why there's also an investigation headed by a leading diplomat from the rig reagan years who is doing an investigation, as to whether or not there were any lapses, what the lapses were, so they will martha, unless you set a timeline, baghdad, in the case of iraq and kabul in the case of afghanistan, will not step up. they are happy for to us do the job, international security forces to do the job. the only way they step up is say, fellows, we're leaving. we've trained you, step up, step up. that's the only way it works. >> let me go back to the surge troops that we put in there, and never happen again. >> they wanted more security there. >> we weren't told that. we did not know they wanted more security. and by the way, at the time, we were told exactly -- we said exactly what the intelligence community told us that they knew. that was the assessment. as the intelligence community changed their view, we made it clear they changed their view. that's why i said we will get to the bottom of this. usually when there's a crisis, we pull together. we pull together as a nation. but as i said, even before we knew what happened to the ambassador, the governor was holding a press conference. that's not presidential you brought this up, congressman ryan. i've talked to a lot of troops, to senior officers who were concerned that the surge troops were pulled out during the fighting season and some of them saw that as a political move. can you tell me what was the military reason for bringing those surge troops home before the fighting ended? >> the military reason -- by the way, the president announced the surge, you'll remember, martha, he said that the surge will be out by the end of the summer.